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Designing Your Business? 3 Main Types Of Automatic Doors

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If you are in the process of designing the layout of your business, and you want to install automatic doors, you need to know what your choices are. Here is a quick run-down of the three main types of automatic doors that you can purchase and install at your new business. #1 Automatic Sliding Doors One of the most common types of automatic doors are sliding doors. Sliding doors are great because they easily allow for traffic both in and out of your business. Read More»

Three Ways To Update Your Brick Exterior

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Over time, your home’s brick exterior can begin to look drab or shabby. Unfortunately, although brick is durable, it is not as easy to give it a facelift as painted siding. The good news is that there are other options to take your brick from drab to fab, as the following ideas will show. Idea #1: Win with a wash Sometimes, all brick needs is a deep cleaning. The brick and the mortar is relatively porous, which causes it to darken over time. Read More»

2 Things to Do About Your Electrical System After a Flood

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Having water is good. Having electricity is good. Having the two of them mixed together is not so good. If your house has flooded because of weather, you are going to have problems with your electrical systems. There are things that you need to do to make sure that you are safe after the flooding and that your electrical systems are going to be OK.  Pull the Meter Before anything can happen, you will want to have someone from the fire department, local power company, or an electrician come out and take out your power meter. Read More»

How To Repair Damaged Fascia Boards

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The fascia of your home are the boards that cover the rafters on your house. Over time, they can rot for a number of different reasons - one of them being due to your gutters being clogged or sagging, causing rain water to eventually damage your fascia. If left damaged, water can get inside your home, damaging walls and ceilings, leading to a very costly repair. Replacing damaged fascia boards is a repair you can do yourself. Read More»

4 Ways To Save Energy Via Automated Light Control

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Are you in the habit of leaving lights on after walking out of the rooms in your house? If your bad habit has led to you being left with high energy bills, getting your home wired for automation features is something worth considering. This article covers some of the beneficial features that can be included with a home automation system. 1. Allow Lights to Automatically Turn Off Being that you are in the habit of leaving lights on in unoccupied rooms, you can benefit from the installation of sensors. Read More»

Shower Enclosure Designs That Are Holding You Bathroom Back

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Dated bathrooms seem dingy and depressing, but a new space with fresh designs adds so much energy to your day. Since you basically begin and end your day in your bathroom, you need a design that adds to your routine, instead of takes away from it. Your shower enclosure can make or break an energetic, fresh design. Here are some ways your shower enclosure might be holding your bathroom back. Read More»

Own Your Own Business? 2 Tips To Keep The Exterior Looking Great

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The way the exterior of your business looks is just as important as the interior. If you have neglected the exterior, it is likely in need of some changes. If this is the case, follow the tips below and your customers will have a good impression of you when they walk through your door. The Exterior Walls Go outside and walk around your building and look at the walls. If you see dirty walls, you can use a power washer along with some cleanser to clean the walls. Read More»

2 Reasons To Consider Utilizing Custom Stonework For Your Home

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One of the best ways to decorate the interior or exterior of your home is custom stonework, mostly because of the aesthetic appeal and beauty that it can provide. Listed below are two reasons to consider utilizing custom stonework when decorating your home or property. Can Be Used In A Variety Of Ways A major reason to utilize custom stonework is that it is extremely versatile and can be used in a large number of ways. Read More»

The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Brick Siding

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Brick siding is an alternative siding option for your home that offers a number of distinctive features when compared to more traditional options, such as vinyl or metal siding. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages that brick siding gives to your home can help you more easily decide if brick siding is the right fit for your home. Advantages of Brick Siding Durability: Brick is a highly durable material that is easily able to withstand inclement weather and physical damage. Read More»

Guide To Low-Flow Toilets: Understanding And Cleaning Your Eco-Friendly Toilets

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From cleaning up your yard and replacing worn carpet to staining the deck and repairing broken doors, it is easy to see the overwhelming nature of owning a home. While some tasks are necessary to improve your home’s function and appeal, others can help you live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Installing new toilets may not seem like a worthwhile task, but low-flow models can reduce your home’s water usage. Unfortunately, you may not be familiar with these water-conserving toilets. Read More»